Sorry, Millennials, only Boomers can pass this vinyl record vocabulary quiz

Do you know dead wax from etched? What about acetate and shellac?

Even with the convenience of digital downloads and music streaming, there’s no replacement for your favorite vinyl record. Younger generations have noticed and helped vinyl regain popularity. But there’s a difference between getting into LPs as a retro hobby and growing up with them.

We’d venture to guess only Boomers can get 10/10 on this quiz. Try to match the right definition to all these vinyl-related vocab words!

  1. Jacket
  2. Lead-in groove
  3. Smaller records were called 45s, which refers to…
  4. Spindle
  5. Etched vinyl
  6. Quadrophonic
  7. Shellac
  8. Dead wax
  9. Sound sheet
  10. Acetate

Sorry, Millennials, only Boomers can pass this vinyl record vocabulary quiz

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kirkindog 6 days ago
8/10. Unlike many of my generation, I'm 58, I'll take streaming over records any day!
vinman63 6 days ago
CD killed the vinyl record.
JHP vinman63 6 days ago
its coming back :)
stealth71 8 days ago
Meh. 7 out of 10. I had records but I grew up buying myself cassettes and making flawless mix tapes! Lol so some of the lingo on this quiz I guessed at and clearly guessed wrong!
BrianS 8 days ago
9/10, still have my record collection going back to the early 60s. Never heard "Sound Sheet".
I have the Blue "Blue Elvis" Album, but none with artwork.
Dajj 9 days ago
5/10 Some terms I never heard of.
RichLorn 9 days ago
Is that .... a RECORD?!
(ewwww. That pun even stunk before I typed it)
Nick0 9 days ago
I missed one. I've never heard the term "sound sheet" used before. I have only heard what you described there as a "flexi-disc". Looking it up right now, I see that "sound sheet" is a much lesser used, archaic term for them.
RichLorn Nick0 9 days ago
I remember playing some of those. I just couldn't resist. The sound quality was horrible and the record player arm got a real workout going up and down following the uneven surface.
327053 10 days ago
7/10 not bad for not being a boomer 😃
musicman37 10 days ago
Great Quiz. Now if they'd just get rid of that awful "Sventoonie" on Saturday nights, I might tune back in.
RichLorn musicman37 9 days ago
Buy some cheap rubber chickens on Amazon and throw them at the TV screen. That always gives me a feeling of satisfaction.
JaneJeffer 10 days ago
9/10 but I'm not a boomer, just the child of baby boomers. I used to play my Dad's records all the time as a kid. I'm glad they are making a comeback.
RichLorn JaneJeffer 9 days ago
Do you mean dads or records?
JHP 10 days ago
the Split Enz disc


hope this works
Gossemer 10 days ago
10/10 used spend hours spinning records in my room. Hated it when I'd loose the yellow insert for the 45's lol
roratj Gossemer 9 days ago
Ha! I remember
JuggyGales504 11 days ago
I was born (in a crossfire hurricane) in 1963 WHAT does that make me!??
an Xer, a boomer, a shroomer ....
Or probably just a disappointment!
*8 out of 10 >two things I had never heard reference of. But now bc of all the ASSinine registration I was forced to do for a site I will NOW never return to....I forgot what they were 🤔
Another '63 baby here. We're Xers. Embrace it.
ZOSO900 11 days ago
I messed up shellac and acetate.

Millennial here!
Coldnorth ZOSO900 11 days ago
I missed the same 2
kirkindog ZOSO900 6 days ago
Same here.
MarkSpeck 12 days ago
8 out of 10. I blew it on spindle and sound sheet. And I'm a lifelong record collector!
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